Help me not get robbed in Rome.
April 15, 2011 3:58 PM Subscribe
I'm going to Rome and concerned about getting robbed/pickpocketed. Help me have an unstressful vacation!
posted by vanitas to travel & transportation around Rome, Italy (35 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm young (23), female, clueless and have never been to Europe before. I'll be travelling with my similarly young and clueless friend and I feel like this might make us pickpocket magnets...especially since EVERY website I read warns about robbers and pickpockets in Rome and it makes it sound impossible to avoid.
I bought a money belt and I'll put everything important in there, and just smaller amounts of money and less valuable stuff in my bag. I figure that I'd notice if someone stuck their hands down their pants or up my dress but I'm still kind of paranoid.
(I like to think I'm not totally un-street wise but...I grew up in a nowhere small town and now live in Vancouver where seriously nobody gets mugged.)
Any advice is appreciated! Thank you!